BICS Enables First Intercontinental 4G/LTE Data Roaming




With the proliferation of the 4G LTE services around the world, BICS, a global provider of wholesale carrier services, via its BICS IPX platform, is providing operators the much demanded 4G roaming platform to complement the 4G suite of services. Operators such as Swisscom and South Korean operators are deploying BICS' solution to provide the same quality of 4G services to their subscribers who are travelling between Europe and Asia via intercontinental roaming connection over IPX, with expansion to Canada and Hong Kong in the pipeline. According to BICS, to reduce the complexity of implementing LTE, it offers a full suite of services allowing fast and easy roll-out of LTE, seamless 2G/3G/4G worldwide roaming experiences, interoperability with other networks, full traffic monitoring, alerting and troubleshooting to the highest reliability and quality of service.
“We have not only taken the lead in expanding 4G/LTE in Switzerland, now we are also at the forefront internationally, leveraging on the best-in-class BICS IPX platform for LTE roaming,” says Marc Furrer, Head of International Roaming at Swisscom. “We are proud of having enabled Europe’s first intercontinental roaming session because it shows our ability to innovate.”
"Today 4G is being deployed in more than 175 networks and in 70 countries, it offers extremely fast data exchange and mobile users travelling abroad are demanding the same number of services and same level of quality as they have at home,” says Mikaël Schachne, VP Mobile Data Business at BICS. “With our LTE Signalling & IPX Transport, we enable operators such as Swisscom and the South Korean operators to offer global 4G roaming for their subscribers. We are convinced that they soon will be followed by many other operators worldwide.”
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